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Dave Grohl confirmed as Record Store Day 2015 ambassador

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been announced as the ambassador of Record Store Day 2015

This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 and the 'All My Life' rocker spoke out about the importance of supporting local record stores in a statement. He wrote:

"I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial. Take an afternoon (and some hard-earned lawn mowing money) and please support them."

"Nothing makes me prouder than watching my daughters spin that first Roky Erickson LP one of them picked out for their very own on one of our weekend trips to the record store. Or to watch the reverence they have as they handle their Beatles vinyl. How carefully they replace the albums into their sleeves, making sure they're placed back onto the shelf in the proper sequence."

Grohl went onto add that the magic of records is still very much alive and well, and he encourages everyone to go shopping for vinyl later this spring: "Watching them realise how crucial and intertwined every part of this experience is, I relive the magic of my earliest experiences with vinyl singles and albums, their artwork, liners notes, etc., all over again and again."

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Watch a recent interview with Grohl below: